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  • What happens if i don't go to court for a restraining order?put on me ?

    My ex put restraining order but asking for me to stay away from his girlfriends job... Yes I went talked to her once but I did not come at her in a negative way. He lied in restraining order stating I cursed at her...and no where does it say anyth...

    Greg’s Answer

    If you don't go to court a default will be entered against you and the restraining order will be granted.

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  • Do state courts have to abide by treaties and conventions signed and ramified by the US?

    I was recently charged by a crime in violation with the 4th and 14th amendment and also in violation with the International Bill of Human Rights. I know that the constitutional law is "supposed" to be the supreme law even though the law has loopho...

    Greg’s Answer

    You need to be specific to get a good answer.

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  • Could i possibly still be charged with grand theft auto if my mother does not want to press charges? If 3 victims come forward?

    I am 20 years old I have just gotten a dui January 17th. My violation code is Vc 23152 (A) (B) I hit parked cars and nobody was hurt or in the vehicles. i drove my mothers car unauthorized but she does not want to press charges

    Greg’s Answer

    Yes. In the state of California it is not up to the victim whether or not to press charges. That decision is made by a prosecutor who works for the government. That being said, if the victim doesn't want to be cooperative they can cause some problems for the prosecution. On the other hand the prosecution can have a victim arrested if they fail to appear after being subpoenad or lie under oath.

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  • My friend has video court in 4 days, how much time is he facing?

    My friend and I were stopped by sheriff's. My friend was taken into custody because he had a felony warrant from a case he was released on O.R. but never went back to court. when they took him in he had a very small amount of controlled substance ...

    Greg’s Answer

    There are multiple sentencing factors that I would need to know. 1. What is the felony warrant for? 2. What is the controlled substance? 3. What do you consider a small amount? 4. Is your friend on parole or probation? 5. Does your friend have prior convictions?

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  • When evidence is personal property, does a suspect ever get the property back? Convicted or not?

    Was arrested for a theft crime and cops took money from my person and debit cards as evidence? Will I ever get these items back? Does it matter if I am convicted or not? How does this work? If I am allowed my property back, when would I get it back?

    Greg’s Answer

    Assuming that the evidence is not stolen or contraband it can be retrieved, regardless of the conviction or acquittal, when the case ends.

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  • I my father and stepmother able to come back? I do not understand pacer docket.

    My dad and stepmother were charged for conspiracy of stolen goods in 1999 and had left the country before sentencing. There were a few others involved and were fighting the case when they left. I went through pacer and noticed the case was permana...

    Greg’s Answer

    If you can afford a federal attorney that is, of course, ideal. Assuming you can't, I notice one very important thing here that you need to understand. The DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE only handles state level prosecutions. The fact that they are not charging someone does not mean they are not being charged by the ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, which handles federal prosecutions. These are different agencies operating in different court systems. Find your local federal court and make the same inquires you have already made at the state level.

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  • What do I do that ensures I stay out of trouble and also gives restitiution and the feeling of saftey in our own home?

    I have been followed/harassed by a what seems to be a large group of people in seperate vehicles, I was thinking that they may have been people to repossess my vehicle. However they have never approached me and asked me about it or let me know ...

    Greg’s Answer

    I'm going to start with the fact that what you say sounds paranoid. That doesn't mean it isn't true and correct, but thats what I hear, and that is what the police are likely to hear. Either follow the very good suggestion above and get a home mounted video camera, or get at least two other people to verify what you see before contacting the police and making a report.
    Given your probation status I would strongly advise against confronting anyone unless it is clearly in self defense.

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  • I was told I should consult a legal malpractice lawyer. I was also wondering if she violated my right to privacy by faxing this.

    My wife's divorce attorney basically lied to the court regarding a missed restraining order hearing. She then filed a LQ motion to be heard w/o informing me. I was lucky that I discovered this motion. She failed to serve me documents with the int...

    Greg’s Answer

    You are right, this is a malpractice question. unfortunarely that type of question is too complex to answer over text message.

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  • Is it illegal in California to walk into a shopping mall wearing a ski mask? Can mall security legally detain kids for this?

    My son and his friend (both in high school) went to a local shopping mall and walked around wearing ski masks as a prank. They told me a bunch of security guards approached them and demanded that they take the masks off. They explained to the se...

    Greg’s Answer

    I'm going to break with the group here. The security guards did not act appropriately here. They could reasonably eject someone from the mall, but they had no cause to detain them. Others have posted the appropriate law, but so far no one has pointed out that there is a requirement of intent to break the law WHILE disguised for the crime to be committed. Can you sue? Maybe, but I don't see anything but the most trivial damages being awarded.

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